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Nycticorax

Nycticorax

See also: nycticorax

Translingual

Wikispecies

Proper noun

Nycticorax m

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Ardeidae night herons.

Hypernyms

Hyponyms

References

  • Gill, F. and Wright, M. (2006) Birds of the World: Recommended English Names, Princeton University Press, ISBN 978-0691128276

nycticorax

nycticorax

See also: Nycticorax

Latin

Noun

nycticorax m (genitive nycticoracis); third declension

  1. nightjar, bittern or similar bird

Inflection

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative nycticorax nycticoracēs
genitive nycticoracis nycticoracum
dative nycticoracī nycticoracibus
accusative nycticoracem nycticoracēs
ablative nycticorace nycticoracibus
vocative nycticorax nycticoracēs

Usage notes

  • Often translated (from Leviticus 11: 16) as night raven:- a bird whose booming call was regarded as an omen.

References